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American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
+1 405-604-2793
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Who knew there was such a gamut of banjo design and decoration! This museum is fascinating, even... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dini35
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Danville, Virginia
Nice Museum

This museum is all about banjos. It is a very small museum, if you don't have time to stop at one... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
JIMMY P
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BURLESON
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A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American Banjo Museum contains over 300 banjos on display and is the only museum of its type dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and heritage of America's native musical instrument - the banjo. An interpretive exhibit tells the evolution of the banjo from its humble roots in American slavery, to bluegrass, to folk and world music.
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9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew there was such a gamut of banjo design and decoration! This museum is fascinating, even for the non- musician. There is a history of the banjo also to educate those of us who know very little about the instrument. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

This museum is all about banjos. It is a very small museum, if you don't have time to stop at one of the larger museums in OKC. There are so many different type of banjos, from the first ones very elaborate ones. There was also...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you love banjos you'll love this place. A very nice video of an interview with Roy Clark. So many beautiful instruments.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Who would say that Banjo Museum could be this fun,my daughter made me come and was more than happy i've listend to her.So much elite banjo players and their collections of banjos.You can hear it play all the time.Good place

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I had the strange experience of spending a week in Oklahoma City with absolutely nothing to do but see the sights of Oklahoma City. We happened upon the American Banjo museum while looking up sights and we went after a long and very hot day...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

After our visit to the National Memorial and Museum, we enjoyed a lighter experience at the American Banjo Museum, adjacent to Bricktown. If you like music, especially banjo music, you will enjoy this place immensely. It's an impressive attraction that features an abundance of banjos...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

I was here with a motorcoach group mid-October. We actually made arrangements for the museum to open for a private gathering. We had lunch there followed by a delightful program regarding the banjo along with banjo music and a sing-a-long. Had a short amount of...More

Thank CHazen
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I attended on behalf of a banjo playing friend, so didn't really know enough about the instrument going in. The layout of this self guided tour is alright, and the sheer volume of instruments might make you think of it as going over the same...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The American Banjo Museum was a pleasant surprise during a recent vacation to Oklahoma City. While looking for parks for kids on the internet, we stumbled upon this wonderful attraction. The relatives we were with did not know of its existence even though they are...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

While visiting Oklahoma City we had some spare time so we stopped to visit the Banjo Museum. This is something that many may pass up but it was well worth a stop. Doesn't take that much time to visit but the staff are very friendly...More

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